Week of July 11, 2011

I REMEMBER THE COOK BOOK "TO SERVE MAN": Mork Encino, the 28-year-old oddball behind huntme4sport.com, a site in which he offers to be hunted down for $10,000, tells The Daily he no longer wants to be exterminated by a stranger. ['sounds like someone made him a real offer...]

DIET FAD OF THE WEE-, uh, WEEK: Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is ‘Nonsense’

President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats' demand for tax increases. [In fact, according to a recent poll that I completely made up, 66% of Americans actually like paying taxes so that they can complain about government waste while 33% don't pay taxes because they believe that only people with income have to pay them...]

SPEAKING OF GETTING POLLED: Netflix's stock broke through $300 today as investors react positively to the news that Netflix will be raising its subscription rates for users who rent DVDs and stream movies.

GOLF NEWS: A 6-year-old golfer sank a hole in one on a course in central Illinois and calmly walked back to her cart.

FREAK OUT OF THE WEEK: Coming soon: Hummingbird-sized drone

FUN SCIENCE OF THE WEEK: 25 Alternate Uses for Coffee Filters

THEY ARE CALLING IT THE "APOLOGY TOUR":Rupert Murdoch apologises for serious wrongdoing at News of the World [what you are not hearing about, is what other organizations that have been doing this for years, and have just not been blatant enough to get caught...]

DEBATE OF THE WEEK: Ford Park: Will justice be served at the House that Carl Built?[... the “Judicial Dome.” argument is enough to scare any taxpayer... why? FEMA Camps...]